Bed & Breakfast
We also try to make our breakfast just a little bit special by using as much local, fair trade and organic ingredients as we can. The butter is Welsh, the milk is from Wales too and is organic, the orange juice is fair trade or organic and Jackie Maddox in the village makes the delicious jams and marmalades we serve. For our toast Doves organic flour and the magic of a tiny bit of yeast magically transforms overnight in our trusty Panasonic bread maker into a hearty loaf. Always satisfying to know exactly what ingredients have gone into your food and best of all is being greeted by the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning.
Lastly, if you're into art and design you'll enjoy having breakfast at one of the few places in the world (and probably the only hostel!) where the chairs are by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. They're about the tallest he ever designed. Copies alas. The last we heard a similar original high back went at auction for £250,000 ( the expected price was in the region of £30,000) - a quarter of a million for a chair - crazy world!
Breakfast here is grapefruit, cereal, muesli or our special 'Caribean' porridge (with bananas, sultanas and a hint of cinnamon), orange juice, toast and marmalade and tea or coffee and costs £5 on top of the room rate. For small children we offer a half size breakfast. If you're doing the Pembrokeshire coast path we recommend our hearty bowl of organic porridge. The slow burn carbs have kept many a walkers going for hours!
We also offer a packed lunch for £6. Again, this may appeal if you're walking the coast path as the nearest shop, although only a mile away, isn't that close if you've done 15 miles already! Bear in mind too that there are no other shops apart from this one on the whole stretch between Fishguard and St. David's. See our Pembrokeshire Coastal Path page for more info on our lovely remote part of the coast.
Talking of lunch, if you're staying a few days and the sun is shining (it always does, just like in all our photos) you might like to borrow our old wicker hamper with its authentic tartan rug and have a picnic on the beach.
And supper? We're a short stroll from The Ship Inn ( See 'Our Village' page) and the famous Sloop Inn is in the next coastal village of Porthgain just 5 minutes away by car. Also, St. Davids is fast becoming a bit of a gastronomic hot spot. The 2008 Good Food Guide rates The Refectory at that cathedral, and Cwtch alongside Lawton's and Morgan's as being among the best restaurants in the UK. Not bad for a wee city of 2000 people. Per head of population that makes it the top UK foodie destination outside London!
BED AND BREAKFAST PRICES*:
SINGLE ROOM from £27
TWINS/DOUBLES from £23 PER PERSON
NOTE ALSO: OUR SINGLES AND TWINS AND DOUBLES RATES ARE FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF ONE OF OUR SMALLER FAMILY ROOMS AND CONSIST OF THE LOWER BEDS OF BUNKS (WHEN POSSIBLE) AS PICTURED ON OUR BEDROOMS AND PRICES PAGE.